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When borders reopen, will travel insurance cover COVID-19?

From medical bills to cancellation fees if you test positive and can't fly, there's a lot to look for in travel insurance.

Chris C. |

Australia completes home quarantine trial

The pilot scheme will help chart new options for Australians returning from 'low-risk' countries.

Chris C. |

Qld launches home isolation as hotel quarantine alternative

From Friday, eligible travellers entering Queensland will be able to quarantine at home, rather than a government-arranged hotel.

Chris C. |

Bangkok has big plans to beat its traffic congestion

Thailand’s government hopes a new Bangkok railway station can solve the city’s traffic woes.

Bloomberg News |

QLD's new mandatory border pass for domestic, int'l arrivals

From 1am on June 19, all QLD arrivals will need to complete one of three border passes: and the requirements are a real minefield.

Chris C. |

What you need to do before travelling to New Zealand

Planning to take a trip within the trans-Tasman travel bubble? There are steps you need to follow before you fly.

Chris C. |

Vaccine passports aren’t getting the free pass many expected

So-called vaccination passports which show proof of vaccination have become a point of contention.

Bloomberg News |

When state borders close, does travel insurance cover you?

Whether your trip gets blocked by border closures or you fly into isolation or lockdown, it pays to know what you’re covered for.

Chris C. |

Australia's international travel ban extended to June 2021

Your passport can stay packed away for a little longer...

Chris C. |

Your guide to Europe's online visa-waiver system, ETIAS

From 2022, foreigners visiting Europe under the visa-waiver program will need to complete an online travel application first.

Chris C. |

First doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Australia

“The eagle has landed,” with the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines arriving in Australia today aboard a Singapore Airlines A350.

Chris C. |

Australia’s 'travel ban' to be reviewed this month

The strict border control measures, currently set to expire in mid-March, are up for reassessment.

Chris C. |

‘Travel bubbles’ may begin with 14-day quarantine continuing

Australia may remove the roadblocks to travelling overseas before hotel quarantine requirements are similarly relaxed.

Chris C. |

Australians will need an online 'visa waiver' for Europe

Europe's new electronic visa waiver program takes effect next year.

Chris C. |

The Executive Traveller 2020 Christmas Gift Guide

Congratulations on making it through 2020: now it's time to spoil your partner, your friends or yourself.

Steve Colquhoun |

Australian approval of Pfizer vaccine expected in January

Local availability of the heralded Covid-19 vaccine remains on track, says Federal Health Minister.

David Flynn |

As borders come down, where can you travel across Australia?

With domestic travel restrictions being wound back, here's where you can fly (or drive) from every state and territory.

Chris C. |

Japan, China race to dominate the future of high-speed rail

Asia's two biggest economies are plotting ultra-fast intercity links using maglev technology.

Bloomberg News |